no hd rentals for media center mac minis?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by applepimp, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. applepimp macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    Am I the only one who can't understand why there aren't hd rentals available that I can watch on my mac mini?
  2. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    Hey, I can't even get SD rentals on my mac mini.
    But I can get Tim Hortons coffee.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Could it be that the studios wanted guarantees that (for piracy reasons) the HD content couldn't be removed from the rental device and Apple can't lock your Mac mini down as tightly as they can lock down the AppleTV?
  4. motoxpress macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2006
    It is the HDCP issue. Studios would not allow it otherwise. Just remember that we are still in the infancy of online rentals...despite what the providers tell you.

  5. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Two things,

    1. Everyone was complaining on the ATV forum that you could just use your Mac Mini as an ATV if you want DVD player and other features. Well glad I didn't listen atleast at this point.

    2. ATV has Component output which is not digital so don't think HDCP is an issue.

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